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- We're already busy planning for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in November and we need your help putting together The Daily, the official magazine of the show. This time around, deadlines are more important than ever. Find out more here.
- In January 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world by climbing the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park. And now, a film about their feat is premiering nationwide on Sept. 19. Tickets went on sale today.
- Cotopaxi is opening its second storefront in Murray, Utah. The grand opening party includes major giveaways of backpacks and water bottles. Here's what Founder Davis Smith has to say about the event:
- An outdoor magazine is now making clothes and gear. The 120-year-old Outdoor Life today announced the launch of Guide Life, the first-ever performance products designed and tested with the guidance of editors. The Guide Life collection will be sold at olguidelife.com as well as on Amazon via the leading online marketplace services provider and retailer, Tall Ridge. “Our team of seasoned outdoor experts and contributors have dedicated their careers to testing, reviewing, and recommending the right gear for every outdoor pursuit,” said Anthony Licata, editorial director. “With all that knowledge and an understanding of what kind of gear is missing, we decided it was time to create a line of products to meet our standards and help you enjoy a life outdoors.”
- Reports indicate that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering selling off 1,600 acres of public land, formerly within Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments, despite him saying he wouldn't. More land is on the table for drilling and mining. A 60-day comment period ends in October.
- This Wednesday at Wayfinder Co-Op in Denver, Camber Outdoors Executive Director Deanne Buck will be on a panel about key issues of creating and maintaining culture, employee practices, and balancing the two. The event is free and open to the public.
- Starting in 2019, you can rent Pico Mountain in Vermont on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The private mountain rental is $6,500 for up to 250 guests and available from Jan. 8 through April 4. "This is a unique destination to host your next fundraiser, corporate event or family outing," said Lee Cohen, group sales manager at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. "It's an unforgettable experience for you and your friends and a guaranteed way to get you first chair, fresh snow and no lift lines."
- If you see yourself leading the outdoor industry in the next few years, the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy is accepting applications until Sept. 28.